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GIVE YOURSELF THE EDGE

GET A STAND OUT SHOWREEL
LEARN AUDITION AND NETWORKING TECHNIQUES

 


Jane Sanger started life at  Laine Theatre Arts where her mother taught elocution and drama and she had her first professional role at 11. Later she went to university and then between her 5 children taught drama and art, writing scripts and directing plays.  She is an award winning Director of Film and also a successful freelance Casting Director and film Producer.


As an award winning Director and drama teacher of experience I will bring out your best performance so that your reel will be set to impress and encourage Casting Directors to bring you into the casting room.


HOW TO FUND YOUR SHORT FILM -Downloadable WEBINAR - £35


Learn the strategies used to fund short films, besides crowdfunding there are at least 10 other ways to raise money for your film.


Learn how.


Taught by a Director and Film maker who has successfully funded 12 short films with budgets from £2,000 - £25,000


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                               TESTIMONIALS


After following the advice in our workshops or getting new showreels actors have gone on to win parts in Dr Who, Broadchurch,  Matilda, Lord of the Flies, Maleficent, Mr Selfridge, Call The Midwife, Poldark, Doctors, Casualty, Anna Karenina, Granchester and been a  finalist for Britains Next Top Model and many other films and commercials.


Casting/Showreel Workshop


It looks super. Thank you so much for all your hard work in creating this - proud to have it on Spotlight, thank you - Lucas Ward -


I just wanted to say thank you, Jarrett (age 11) really enjoyed the workshop, met some lovely people and had fun.  He certainly learnt a lot from you and David in one day, not only about techniques but also the demands and expectations of the business, and the level of competition out there! - Lynn Mee, - Epsom, Surrey


Emily (age 18) really enjoyed today, thank you.  She was buzzing with how she can improve by keeping herself in the room with interesting chat, and revealling her personality as a help in landing a part. David had so much knowledge of the right agents to go for and how Emily should market herself.  It was a real eye opener. Emily has been to other casting workshops but no-one has ever told her all this before.   Margaret James- London


Ollie (age 17)I would like to thank you for the support given to me yesterday. It was also a real eye-opener and I really learnt more from myself as a performer.  You helped me understand that I am a 'product' and should be marketing myself to help me get the best chance of success. I want to thank David and Jane for their advice as it has been strongly reflected on, thank you! And see you in the summer for the showreel workshop. Ollie Bridgewater - Birmingham


 Got my first paid role in a short film following your workshop . The Director said he loved my showreel- Dan (40's)

Thank you so much for such a fun day. I learnt a lot and have uploaded my showreel to Spotlight so fingers crossed (Emma - adult - Herts)


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SHOWREEL WORKSHOPS

Individual Showreel - whole day dedicated to you £600

Showreel Workshop, 3 scenes, £250 per person  Sunday 17 Jan - Liverpool

Showreel Workshop 3 scenes - £250 - Sunday 7 March, 2021 -  SE London

Showreel Scene -  1 scene - £90 Jan 17, 2021 - Liverpool

Showreel Scene -  1 scene- March 7, 2021 - SE London - £90


OTHER WORKSHOPS


WEBINAR - HOW TO FUND YOUR SHORT FILM VIDEO - £35


HOW TO MAKE A PRESENTER OR TV BIBLE


PERIOD SHOWREEL WORKSHOPS


VICTORIAN PERIOD SHOWREEL WORKSHOP - £180

SECOND VICTORIAN PERIOD SHOWREEL WORKSHOP- HASTINGS -£200

1920's PERIOD SHOWREEL WORKSHOP - £200

FIFTIES PERIOD SHOWREEL WORKSHOP - £200 - HERTS

SECOND FIFTIES PERIOD SHOWREEL  WORKSHOP - £250 - CLUBLAND

WILD WEST PERIOD SHOWREEL WORKSHOP 1870- KENT - £250


SCRIPTS  FOR PERIOD REELS-

What will the scripts be? They will be adaptations from novels or excerpts from plays or film scripts that are relevant to the era. They will be 1-2 pages long and in this case you will get the complete scene to take whatever excerpt you want to add to your reel. We do not give whole scenes in contemporary showreels.


The scripts cannot be given in advance, because we wait til the course is booked and chose suitable scripts for the varying participants. we obviously want something dramatic and emotional, and that can include happy go lucky like Enola Holmes, or Little House on the Prairie, Little Women. It's not always dark. Darker characters might be Mrs Danvers, Mr and Mrs Squeers, Strict governess, Dr Curlew, Bill Sykes etc.  Each person will have the chance to say what type of character they wish to play.

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VICTORIAN SHOWREEL SCENES


 Victorian period drama: Moby Dick, Bleak House, Great Expectations, Oliver Twist, Madame Bovary, Anna Karenina, Mill On the Floss, Forsyte Saga, The Crimson Petal and The White, Fingersmith, Enola Holmes and many more.


This era was full of fantastic characters

 

So would a period piece for your showreel help get you cast?

 

Character roles and upper class ones.
Our venues so far are in London (London is not available weekends) and also in Hastings


                                       London                                                                                                           Hastings

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          ROARING TWENTIES SHOWREEL SCENE                


Twenties period drama: The Great Gatsby, Peaky Blinders, Downton Abbey, Brideshead Revisited, Upstairs Downstairs, The House of Eliott, Boardwalk Empire, The King's Speech, Changeling, Anastasia and many more.


Would a period piece in this era be good for your showreel?


Character roles and aristocrats, young flappers and business men from the city including gangsters.

This was the era of new rebellion and clubs and dancing after the austerity of the War. Children in 1920's films were Ballet Shoes (Emma Watson)Bugsy Mallone (Jodie Foster) Atonement (Saoirse Ronan) Some of these films are breakout films for those who starred in them



 

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Ellie Bindman in Call the Midwife - above

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SHOWREEL WORKSHOPS - SE LONDON(zone6) SUNDAY 6 DEC - £250   - full day - 3 scenes, request period or contemporary scenes or a mix. Its important to:

1. Make a 2 to 2 and half minute showreel that shows your skills off best to CD's

2. Play 3 different types, that define your playing abilities.

Together we decide what types you think you are- then 3 scripts are selected for you, written by me or other scriptwriters.

NEXT WORKSHOPS -

Sunday 6 December - SE London - sold out

Sunday 13 December - SE London - sold out

Saturday 9 January, 2021 - Doncaster - sold out

Sunday 17  January, 2021 - Liverpool - sold out

Sunday 7 March, 2021 - SE London - spaces available

Friday 12 March  -LONDON- 1 period costume scene  -Victorian ( see below)- sold out

Sunday 14 March -HASTINGS - 1 period costume scene -Victorian - Hastings, Sussex

Sorry we had to cancel the other London Victorian Workshop as we said we could not touch any furniture or sit on it - (no good to us at all)


I film on a Blackmagic Ursa Mini 4K with a separate cinematographer and some lighting. The majority go for this and we produce high quality showreels from this option. Minimum 4 in the group. Usual price £250 per day - If you can get together 6 + persons I will travel anywhere in the country to film you! If you want 1 scene to pep up your showreel its £90.


If you want a stand alone showreel, that is only you in the workshop, where I get other actors in to play opposite you and pay them a small fee to do this

price £600 for me to make and edit. 3 scenes, separate cinematographer., makeup and hair artist.


Please note that for child showreels there is not a waiting area so parents are requested to drop off and pick up the children. There are cafes and shops nearby. Bluewater shopping is 20 minutes away. Knole Park for a walk and look at the house and deer in the park is 15 mins away.


Please note that we are unable to give the full edited scenes for you to edit further. We prefer to edit ourselves any material filmed by Lumino Films. However we are happy to add other extra scenes at no charge to your showreel.


We are happy to make small amendments or reorder scenes once more after the final edit is sent to you. However we will not refilm scenes on another day without charge.


WANT TO PRODUCE OR GET INVOLVED AS AN EXTRA IN


THE NIGHTRIDERS - OUR PERIOD DRAMA?


Information about this upcoming tv series subject to commissioning on the  NIGHTRIDER TV page - click in the bar at the top of the page.

 

LEARN HOW TO MAKE A PRESENTER TO PITCH FOR FEATURE FILM FUNDING OR TV BIBLE

When you approach producers, commissioners for tv or investors with your script, the first thing you send is synopsis,by email,  then you may be asked for your script, following that you need a presenter or tv bible. Learn how to make the presenter and bible, both are different and are 12-32 page document.

 

Skype call of 2 hours. £120.

Or we can make presenters or tv bibles for you from £500 upwards. Samples available.


PERIOD SHOWREEL SCENES

We are holding workshops throughout the year to film a period scene for your showreel. The scenes will be in a genuine period location, have costume and costume supervisor provided, plus hair and makeup. The scripts will be period appropriate.


There are many period dramas being cast all the time and it helps to show CD's what you can do. Besides it's fun.

In addition when you sign up there will be a chance to add a period style headshot or a group photo in costume at a small extra charge by a professional photographer. Mobile phones will not be allowed on the film set.


This price is for one scene. Maximum 12 actors per day.

  1. Friday March 12 – Victorian Drama - interior London Mansion SOLD OUT
  2. Sunday March 14 - Second Victorian Drama - interior beautiful house
  3. Sunday April 11 - Fabulous Fifties - complete 50's house, Herts
  4. Sunday May 9 – Roaring Twenties - interior Kent house
  5. Sunday 11 July – Fabulous Fifties -club setting - London
  6. Sunday 4 September –Wild West - 1870's - frontier town Kent. The cost to hire this whole wild west town is a lot so have had to increase the price to cover this.
We do need 12 booked per workshop to make this work. We can't take more.



THE FIFTIES SHOWREEL SCENES


The fifties was a time of glamour, prohibition in America and a golden era in film with Marilyn Monro, Frank Sinatra. At home the housewife was born, very much under the influence and control of her husband. Few rebelled, but we will do a murder scene in the beautiful 50's home we have found. Teddy Boys and Bobby Girls were also all the rage .


TV like Happy Days, Swiss Family Robinson perpetuated this fantasy of a good life after the War. Other films of the era re Bugsy Malone, Mona Lisa, Howl, Hollywoodland, J Edgar, New York New York, Some Like it Hot, A Time to Kill, Grease, The Marvellous Mrs Maisel and many more.


Would  your showreel benefit from either the period murder scene or the glamour of the clubland life all set in the 1950's ?



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THE WILD WEST SHOWREEL SCENES


Wild West drama set in 1870's: True Grit, Django Unchained, The Hateful Eight, The Lone Ranger (in part) Deadwood, The Wild, Wild West.


Cowboys, Indians, pioneers, women and men, glamorous and gritty. We have found a whole wild west town at a location in Kent.


Would you like to play a scene, excellent for your showreel as it incorporates Victorian styles and a different outlook?

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